Sunday, April 24, 2016

March and April Orchids Bloom

 I was so busy and occupied by my many Ikebana activities this month. So I did not have much time to care and pay attention to my orchids. But they are still blooming so beautifully and smell nicely too.
Epi. Cilive. Miniature, flower is 2" in size

Onc. Pacific Panachc 

L. Purpurata var. carnea x  Bl. Richard Mueller

Orange red cattleya
Onc. Mtdm. Issaku Nagata

still blooming over 6 weeks
Onc. Sherry Baby

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Large Centerpiece at the Liberty Place

This Centerpiece was done by a group of Meiihuey Sensei's students. Under her leadership, we constructed a huge and beautiful arrangement at Liberty Place, city of Philadelphia. The arrangement is one of the many Japanese cherry blossom festival programs in the Greater Philadelphia. (4/11 to 4/17/2016)
Materials: Cherry blossom, mum, bamboo, willow, orchid, pine and many greens...
Here are the pictures I took from front, back and side view:

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Hello Spring!

Judith Setsuko Hata Sensei and her students (Sogetsu Wasetsu Group) held an Ikebana Flower Exhibition at the Nippon Club, NYC. April 7-9-2016. Hata Sensei is a Senior Teacher of Sogetsu Ikebana, Riji Rank, the highest teacher's degree. She learned her art directly under Sofu Teshigahara, founder of the Sogetsu school, and then under his daughter and successor, Kasumi Teshigahara. Over 50 years, she has led her Study Group, comprised of students from all over the New York metropolitan area and the world.
As I mentioned before, she comes to our Main Line study group (PA) once a month to teach us. I am lucky enough to be one of her students. She is in her 80s, I admire her youthful look and energy. I believe her passion for Ikebana does all of this!
The first three pictures were Hata Sensei's arrangements. The other were some of her students' arrangements.